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Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine

Intense Pulsed Light

IPL operates on a wide range of wavelengths with varying intensity, allowing it to treat more than just one type of skin condition.

What to expect

  • Average Time: Less than 30 minutes
  • Anesthesia: No anesthesia required
  • Am I a good candidate? In good health, unhappy with skin’s appearance
  • Recovery: Minimal
  • Risks: Risks will be discussed at your consultation.
  • Inpatient/Outpatient: Outpatient
  • Cost: The cost of the procedure will be discussed at your consultation with Dr. Peterson.

Looking to get rid of unwanted hair, brown age spots, and other cosmetic concerns? Mount Nittany Health Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine offers a solution, with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) services. Safe and effective, IPL services are performed in an outpatient setting.

Depending on the type of condition that you wish to treat, Dr. Peterson will be able to recommend if the IPL service or another type of treatment is best for you during your consultation. She will also be able to give an estimate as to how many treatments will be needed to achieve the desired results.

Patients typically feel minimal discomfort from the IPL procedure, and depending on the type of condition being treated, the appointment may only take a few minutes. Some conditions require as few as two or three treatments to see noticeable results.